Wishing to prevent him from uttering certain "intolerable truths", those who were disturbed by his painting drove him to suicide.
Based on the categories and the unusual designations put forward by Artaud in Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society, the exhibition will comprise some forty paintings, a selection of van Gogh's drawings and letters, together with graphic works by the poet-illustrator.
CuratorIsabelle Cahn, chief curator, Musée d'Orsay
The title of the exhibition is based on the title of Antonin Artaud's book, Van Gogh the Man Suicided by Society ©Editions Gallimard, 1974
With the generous support of Ponticelli, Crédit du Nord, Wilhelm & Associés and Royal Talens.
With the technological support of Sony and of The Google Cultural Institute Lab and the paint contribution of Tollens.